Monroe Fire Protection District

Merger Information

Tax Impact:

(Washington + Benton) Fiscal Analysis - September 30, 2020

(Benton) Fiscal Analysis - August 8, 2020

Historical Fiscal Analysis - July 28, 2019

Historical Fiscal Analysis - November 8, 2017


Budget Information:

2021 Budget Submission to Monroe County Council

2021 Budget Explanations and Information


Public Meetings:

On October 24, 2020, Chief Dillard, Washington township Trustee Barb Ooley and Susan Cowen with Baker Tilly, presented information information via zoom to residents of the MFPD, Benton and Washington township. The beginning of the meeting included financial information specific to the merger of Washington township into the MFPD. The second portion of the meeting was information regarding the current operations of the MFPD and the changes coming January 1, 2021.

October 24, 2020 - Washington Township Financial Impact and MFPD Informational Meeting

On October 20, 2020, MFPD's 2021 budget was presented for adoption by the Monroe County Council. You may view the meeting by clicking the link below and forwarding to 0:01:30:

October 20, 2020 - Monroe County Council Second Reading and Adoption

On October 19, 2020, MFPD's 2021 budget was presented for the first reading by the Monroe County Council. You may view the meeting by clicking the link below and forwarding to 0:05:10:

October 19, 2020 - Monroe County Council First Reading

On September 11, 2020, MFPD staff presented the 2021 budget to the Monroe County Council in the first formal hearing of the budget. You may view the meeting by clicking the link below and forwarding to 1:30:45:

September 11, 2020 - Monroe County Council Work Session

On August 25, 2020, MFPD staff presented information for the 2021 budget to the Monroe County Council. You may view the meeting by clicking the link below and forwarding to 1:36:15:

August 25, 2020 - Monroe County Council Work Session

On August 4, 6 and 8, 2020 public meetings were held at the Northern Monroe County Fire Protection Territory, Station # 5. These meetings were held for the merger of Bloomington and Van Buren townships. You may view the first meeting of this series by clicking the link below:

August 8, 2020 - Benton Township Station # 14

On August 6, 7 and 8, 2019 public meetings were held at the Northern Monroe County Fire Protection Territory, Station # 5. These meetings were held for the merger of Bloomington and Van Buren townships. You may view the first meeting of this series by clicking the link below:

August 6, 2019 - NMCFPT Station # 5

On July 30, 31 and August 1, 2019, public meetings were held at the Monroe County Fairgrounds. These meetings were held for the merger of Bloomington and Van Buren townships. You may view the first meeting of this series by clicking the link below:

July 30, 2019 - Monroe County Fairgrounds

In 2017, public meetings were held at the Perry - Clear Creek Fire Protection District, Station # 21. These meetings were held for the merger of Indian Creek township. There is no recording of these meetings.


News Media:


August 25, 2020 - B Square Beacon - "Monroe Fire Protection District presents "massive" budget to county council" - Dave Askins

August 23, 2020 - B Square Beacon - "Fire protection in Monroe County to be a fully involved topic in coming weeks" - Dave Askins

August 11, 2020 - The Herald Times - "Public input sought on Benton Township joining fire protection district" - Ernest Rollins

February 13, 2020 - B Square Beacon - "County commissioners agree to put Benton Township on path to join Monroe County Fire Protection District" - Dave Askins

September 18, 2019 - B Square Beacon - "Monroe Fire Protection District gets OK from county commissioners to add two townships" - Dave Askins

August 10, 2019 - B Square Beason - "Consolidation of fire protection now on the horizon for five Monroe County townships, maybe more in future" - Dave Askins